If you are travelling on one of our Trans-Siberian Journeys from Moscow or Beijing, which stops en route in Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Ulaan Baatar, Ulan Ude or Vladivostok you are able to choose from the exciting selection of optional activities featured below.
Spend two nights by beautiful Lake Baikal - the pearl of Siberia, experience nomadic life camping out in a Mongolian ger, test your dog sledding or cross country skiing skills, climb the Great Wall, explore Red Square and more!
Enhance your Trans-Siberian Railway journey by booking one or more of these little gems. All options need to be booked and paid for before you travel. Alternatively, arm yourself with a good guidebook and spend your time at leisure, independently exploring the sights.
Just a short distance from Ulaan Baatar is Terelj National Park where you can spend 2 nights camping in a traditional Mongolian ger, surrounded by pine covered cliffs, grassy steppe and giant granite rock formations. Starts/ends: Ulaan Baatar
Discover the beauty of Lake Baikal on this 2 night excursion to lakeside Listvyanka. Listvyanka is a charming village with a main road which runs along the shore of Lake Baikal, making it an ideal base to explore this picturesque region. Starts/ends: Irkutsk
Take in the highlights of Beijing with an excursion to Badaling to walk a section of the legendary Great Wall of china and a guided tour of Tiananmen Square and the vast Forbidden City. Including lunch. Starts/ends: Beijing
See the highlights of Yekaterinburg on a guided tour, visiting the monastery that marks the site of the Romanov’s execution, Ganina Yama and the Europe/Asia border where you can stand with a foot in each continent! Starts/ends: Yekaterinburg
Discover the highlights of Ulan Ude, the charming capital of Buryatia in Eastern Siberia which is surrounded by rolling hills. Our guided tour of this unique Buddhist city includes Ivolginsky Datsan Buddhist temple and a visit to the Ethnographic Museum the following day. Starts/ends: Ulan Ude
Enjoy a guided tour of Russia’s Far East Pacific port including lunch. Visit Vladivostok port and S-56, a decommissioned submarine which sank 10 enemy ships in its day, followed by an excursion to Vladivostok Fortress, where every day at noon, a giant gun is fired. Starts/ends Vladivostok
Travel on Moscow's famous Metro into the heart of the capital for a guided walking tour, taking in the sights of Red Square - the brightly coloured St Basil’s Cathedral, the ritzy GUM department store and Lenin’s Mausoleum. Starts/ends: Moscow
From Yekaterinburg take a day trip to Peschanoe Lake and walk along the river banks, taking in the breathtaking views, before heading to the 17th century Ural village of Reshoty, which has maintained its ancient way of life. Starts/ends: Yekaterinburg
Test your dog sledding skills in Yekaterinburg. You will be accompanied by a skilled instructor who will explain how to manage the dogs and sled and then it is up to you to take control of the reins. This is an experience of a lifetime, racing through a snowy landscape with your new-found canine friends! Starts/ends: Yekaterinburg
Enjoy a scenic and leisurely trek through the stunning taiga of the Primorsky Mountain to a nearby bay on the shores of Lake Baikal where you'll camp overnight before continuing your trek to the lakeside village of Listvyanka. Starts/ends: Irkutsk.
If you are booking our Listvyanka & Lake Baikal bolt-on, consider enhancing your stay with a guided walking tour of Listyvanka and the Lake Baikal Museum, and a scenic Lake Baikal excursion. Starts/ends: Listvyanka
If you're booking the Listvyanka & Lake Baikal bolt-on then consider enhancing your stay with a guided walking tour of Listvyanka and some winter fun, cross country skiing on the shores of Lake Baikal. Starts/ends: Listvyanka